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Wilkinsburg Train Station

Wilkinsburg bounces back with development plans on the horizon

With beautification projects, a possible reversal of a centuries-old liquor ban, and new life for the historic Wilkinsburg Train Station in its sights, this East End borough is primed for investment and development. 

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Pittsburgh startup NetBeez monitors networks in real time

Founded in 2013 at Innovation Works' AlphaLab incubator, NetBeez uses "swarm intelligence" and network sensors called BEEZ to collect and process network and application performance. 

Marian Parsons' Miss Mustard Seed has become a brand

Meet five Pennsylvania-based bloggers turning an internet connection into wild success

Whether they're posting about interior design, craft beer, life's absurdities, parenting or state-centric travel, these five bloggers have used determination -- and the magic of the web -- to reach readers across the globe.

Kinsa Smart Thermometer

Local school children beta test real-time map of human health

With increasing concerns over serious contagious illnesses like measles and the tension between public safety and privacy regarding health information, the Kinsa Smart Thermometer could change the way health information is shared.

A touch of paleo

Local entrepreneurs turn a Stone Age diet digital

PrimalPalate.com, the startup business that began as a web-based passion project for Bill Staley and Hayley Mason, is revamping the trendy paleo diet into a lifestyle fit for the 21st century. 

The biggest roadblock to the industry is banking, or lack thereof.

Postcards from the edge: The enterprising pioneers of Denver's legalized pot industry

As the first city in the world to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana, Denver is facing a rush of entrepreneurialism, gentrification, and -- in some sectors -- controversy. An in-depth look into how the budding pot industry is affecting the city's economic and social landscape.

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To your health: 10 local startups reinventing wellness in the new year

Make a promise to make your New Year's resolutions stick in 2015. As we turn over a new leaf for a new year, Pop City brings you 10 Pittsburgh entrepreneurs reinventing health and wellness.

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Only in Pittsburgh: The new work of artist Ashley Cecil

Ashley Cecil could be a painter anywhere. It’s in her blood. But would she have still challenged herself to become a textile designer, seamstress and full-time entrepreneur if she hadn’t moved to Pittsburgh? She doesn’t think so.

An Advent calendar of local craft brews

Count down to Christmas with an advent calendar of Pittsburgh's best seasonal brews

Pop City's resident craft beer experts, Tim and Devon Murdoch of the blog PintsPenniesPittsburgh.com, created an Advent calendar of local brews. As you say farewell to 2014, fill your seasonal cup of cheer with a tasty homegrown beer.

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Innovative architects transform abandoned sites into neighborhood icons

Through innovative sustainability and re-use practices, local design firms are preserving essential pieces of Pittsburgh history by turning neglected structures into neighborhood icons.

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'Tis the season for shopping local: 6 can't-miss holiday markets

Support Pittsburgh's arts-and-crafts entrepreneurs on Small Business Saturday and every day through the holidays. With so many choices for locally made gifts, you're sure to find a special something for everyone on your list.

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VIDEO: Hundreds find new ideas for their cities at inaugural Urban Innovation Exchange

In September, innovators from around the country convened in Detroit to exchange their ideas for building better cities and stronger communities. For three days, Detroit was transformed into a marketplace for ideas for cities.

Night of the Living Stout

Candy + local craft beer = Halloween heaven for adults

Pittsburgh brewers treat us to their tricks for pairing local craft beers with classic Halloween candy.

The Wigle Whiskey distillery

Wigle and Hop: Distillery unveils newest spirit for Wet Hoptober

For a truly seasonal quaff, hops - harvested once a year in late summer - are where it's at. Wigle Whiskey takes a cue from craft beer brewers and shares a new hopped-up spirit for Wet Hoptober. 

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: A Q&A with the Pittsburgh filmmakers behind "The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin"

We spoke with Pittsburgh-based filmmaker Nicholas Mross and his brother Daniel, a Pittsburgh-based computer programmer, about their documentary "The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin," which premiers at the SouthSide Works Cinema on Oct. 7.
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